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Democrat Defeat in Georgia Election a 'Major Disappointment — BBC Reporter

The race is believed to be the most expensive in congressional history, with an estimated $50 million pouring in, mostly from outside the state. President Trump congratulated both candidates. The South Carolina district conducted an election after its representative Mick Mulvaney assumed the post of the White House budget director. Indeed the best news Democrats got Tuesday night was that a different special House race, in SC, ended up closer than the Georgia contest even though it had ...

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National Basketball Association mock draft: Syracuse.com readers take over for National Basketball Association general managers

The deal was first reported by TheVertical.com. There may be one or two franchise-level players, " Colangelo said. Fultz, who is a point guard out of the University of Washington , is considered by many to be the most talented player in the draft.

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American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot is the biggest horse racing feature in the world and it has branded itself as "Like Nowhere Else". "It doesn't get much better than this, it's the biggest week in our sport and to wear the royal blue for Sheikh Mohammed here is absolutely fantastic".

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Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt , executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, were among those attending an afternoon of working groups on issues like technology infrastructure, cybersecurity and visas for foreign workers.

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Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64

Costa warned the death toll could increase, adding there were now more than 700 emergency staff deployed to tackle the blaze along with air support from Spain and France. There, about 1,100 firefighters supported by 21 water-dropping aircraft are battling the flames, which officials say they expected to extinguish by the end of the day.

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White House urges tech CEOs to weigh in on modernizing gov't

Come Thursday, some of the country's leading drone manufacturers will head to the White House to discuss their industry with regulators from the Federal Aviation Administration, while companies working on 5G wireless technology are slated to meet with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and others, sources previously told Recode .

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South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical

Starvation is no longer occuring in two states, Leer and Mayendit, while further shortages were avoided in Koch and Panyijar, he said. The United Nations investigators and human rights groups accuse both South Sudanese government forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and former rebels backing opposition leader Riek Machar of ethnically-targeted atrocities, including extrajudicial execution of civilians and rapes since the war began in 2013, and say the crimes nearly always go unpunished.

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India Celebrates International Yoga Day

In many states in India, they are celebrating International Yoga Day by conducting camps. Parveen Jain, President of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) - the apex body of the real estate sector, also said that to remain mentally and physically fit - yoga is very essential.

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Corey Stoll in talks to star as Buzz Aldrin in 'First Man'

The film is based upon James Hansen's biography First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong and has been scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer ( Spotlight ). Isaac Klausner is executive producing. The Tracking Board first reported the news about Stoll. Stoll's credits also include TV series Girls and The Strain .

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Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe

On Monday's The Late Show, Stephen Colbert dissected the contradictions coming from the Trump camp since the Washington Post reported June 14 that the USA president faces an obstruction of justice investigation over alleged attempts... On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Sekulow says that when people study the 2016 presidential election, they'll look back at Trump's communications as "the most successful utilization of social media platforms and communication in our lifetime".

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Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected

The National Weather Service said temperatures rose to a scorching 118 degrees on Monday and was forecast to reach 120 degrees on Tuesday and 118 again on Wednesday. The heat wave comes amid new research findings that almost 1 in 3 people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels. Temperatures today will reach 120 Fahrenheit and they'll only drop five or six degrees as the week wears on.

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Mexico vs New Zealand

Portugal had a goal disallowed in the first half after the referee consulted with the video assistant referee - and once more it provoked a storm of controversy. Having bounced back into the box, the ball was eventually diverted home by central defender Pepe, who is also Ronaldo's team-mate at UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid .

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Human toe used in "sourtoe cocktail" stolen from Canadian bar

And not just any toe - the gnarled digit is the essential ingredient in the famous " Sourtoe Cocktail " at the Downtown Hotel . Those who dare to let the toe touch their lips earn a certificate, the outlet reported. The hotel said the suspect had bragged about wanting to steal the toe, and convinced a bartender to serve him after the nightly 9 p.m.to 11 p.m. "Toe Time".

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Researchers to study neurological effects of Zika in children

Here's the good news: No one has yet caught the virus from a mosquito in California. Although Zika has faded from the headlines , researchers say the latest findings highlight the need for continued and improved mosquito surveillance. Noting that the mosquito thrives in subtropical and tropical climates, the researchers said low winter temperatures may keep them from spreading north.

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China's entry to MSCI indices is 'slow motion game changer'

The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets opened higher after New York's MSCI agreed to include 222 large capitalisation Chinese stocks in its MSCI Emerging Markets Index , representing 0.73 percent of the index. China's stocks took a major step toward global acceptance on Wednesday, finally winning a long campaign for inclusion in a leading emerging markets benchmark, in what was seen as a milestone for global investing.

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Thousands join Narendra Modi in International Yoga Day celebrations

Welcoming the gathering, Venu Rajamony, India's Ambassador to the Netherlands, described yoga as India's gift to mankind. The stage is all set for India to hold the third edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performing Yoga along with 51,000 participants in Lucknow .

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Google simplifies splitting Project Fi group plan bills

Let Google be the mediator at the end of every month. When every user incurs different fees because of varying levels of data usage, it becomes a problem to figure out who has to pay how much and how to the main account holder. Once you've selected, Project Fi will do the math and take care of the rest. Integration with Google Wallet means plan members can simply tap the notification and hit "Send Money" to complete the request.

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Hong Kong loses 'top spot' in most expensive city survey

High cost of imported goodsThe high cost of accommodation for expats and expensive imported goods are prime reasons why Luanda has returned to top spot in the rankings, relegating Hong Kong , last year's leader, to second place in a top 10 where half the cities are in Asia.

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Special midnight Parliament session to mark GST launch on June 30

On the other hand, domestic institutional investors were net buyers of stocks worth Rs 477 crore. The Good and Services Tax will be rolled out in a formal ceremony at the Central Hall of Parliament on June 30 midnight. But the power to levy penalties may rest with the all-powerful GST Council or the Standing Committee of tax officers. If companies struggle to comply, that could block the flow of input tax credits that are a new feature of the tax, experts and business groups say.

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More Phoenix flights canceled because of heat

Larger jets like the 757 aren't as affected by high temperatures on the ground, but smaller ones like the Bombardier CRJ aircraft are, which made American Airlines cancel 20 regional flights out of the now sweltering Southwest. That requires a longer runway, and the runway at Sky Harbor International Airport isn't long enough for the CRJs to achieve liftoff at such temps. Power grid operators and utility companies urged customers to conserve electricity at peak times to avoid the ...

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Number of Presumed Dead in London Fire Rises to 79

He said the number of people now dead, or missing and presumed dead, stands at 79. GRT said in a statement: "Work is taking place to assess the housing needs of all Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk families to identify suitable accommodation in Kensington and Chelsea and neighbouring boroughs".

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Trump's lawyer denies he's being investigated

It is true that Mueller hasn't said he is investigating Trump and hasn't notified the president's lawyers that he is under investigation. CBS News was then put in touch with a Sekulow associate who helped book the interview the next day. "Let me state this clearly: I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election", Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee .

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There was threat to PM in Kerala: CM

Senkumar further said he saw the visual footage of the incidents at High Court junction in Ernakulam and at Puthuvipe, and found nothing wrong with it. "Of course there is (the presence of some extremist elements behind these protests)". His statement comes amid demand from the opposition parties and protesters for stringent action against the police for the lathicharge.

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London fire death toll rises to 79

Cundy said although the building had been subject to a full provisional search " we must now carry out a full forensic and systematic search ". He said: "The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable , which is why this will be such a lengthy operation taking weeks to complete".

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NewsAlert: Bill creates new super-watchdog to oversee intelligence agencies

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters in a brief statement that the legislation, Bill C-59, that after public consultation last fall "Canadians unequivocally want accountability, transparency and effectiveness from their security and intelligence agencies".

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76ers acquire No. 1 pick from Celtics, eye Fultz

Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four spots in this year's draft order would mirror the first-four from last year: Philadelphia at No. By doing this, the Celtics have passed on a superior talent in Markelle Fultz which has left many fans wondering what GM Danny Ainge has in store for the team's future.

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How reporter's hilarious questions leaves Virat Kohli stunned

At least 10 mobile phones, two laptops, two televisions and registers were recovered during the raid, which began at 7 p.m. on Sunday and went on till late night, the police said. I was hugely impressed by his courage despite getting hit in the head early in his innings and how he forgot that to build a most memorable innings.

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Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy

Those calls have now been answered, as Uber has announced that effective immediately, riders in Houston , Minneapolis , and Seattle can now tip via their Uber app. "We felt it would be better for riders and drivers to know for sure what they would pay or earn on each trip - without the uncertainty of tipping ", the post read.

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Kane Williamson named 12th man as Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team

Pakistan stunned the cricketing world on Sunday when they crushed archrivals and hot favorites India by 180 runs in the final. A video of the protests can be seen here. He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win. "The fact is that World T20s do attract a lot of interest, they generate significant revenue for the television companies, but most importantly, from our point of view they provide us with an opportunity ...

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Champions Trophy triumph can boost Pakistan on and off field - Sarfraz Ahmed

Following the complaint, 15 people were booked under Section 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) and Section 124 A (sedition) of the IPC. Pakistan produced a story for the ages as they defied all pre-tournament predictions and thrashed their much-fancied rivals, India, to win the Champions Trophy.

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Celtics, Sixers complete trade for top pick

In case you missed it, the 2017 NBA Draft had its real first big deal and movement. With Paul George having reportedly informed the Indiana Pacers that he will not re-sign with the team , it makes sense for the Lakers to take a guard like Ball in this year's draft.

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US Women's World Cup champion coach DiCicco dies

Under DiCicco's reign, the U.S. finished third in the 1995 World Cup, won gold in the 1996 Olympics, and won the World Cup in 1999-the latter two tournaments both hosted by the U.S. "The main reason I'm stepping down is that it's more important for me to be a world-class husband and father than a world-class coach", said DiCicco.

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It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In Phoenix

Tuesday's high is expected to reach 120 degrees. Las Vegas is forecast to hit 114 on Monday and tie a record high of 117 degrees on Tuesday - last recorded in 2013. That's what has kept some planes grounded in Phoenix this week where temperatures have been pushing 120 degrees. Power outages have been reported over the last few days in California's Central Valley, the Bay Area and southern parts of the state.

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USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

In a statement, US forces said the drone was shot at after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces". "This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down , June 8", the USA military says.

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It Is A 'Yes' To Gonski 2.0, At This Stage

By comparison, the Gonski 2.0 package proposed by the Turnbull Government would have redirected some funding from these privileged Catholic schools to public schools, improving equity and saving the Budget billions in the process. The minor party says extra funding is needed to lift schools to their funding target sooner, the package must ensure state governments also fulfil their obligations, and an independent body should be set up to monitor how schools funding is spent.